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Ollie Beard

Ollie Beard
Shortstop/Third baseman
Born: (1862-05-02)May 2, 1862
Lexington, Kentucky
Died: May 28, 1929(1929-05-28) (aged 67)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 17, 1889 for the Cincinnati Red Stockings (AA)
Last MLB appearance
June 28, 1891 for the Louisville Colonels
Career statistics
AVG .270
Games 331
Runs 195
Teams

Career highlights and awards

  • Led the American Association in games played with 141 in 1889.

Oliver Perry Beard (May 2, 1862 – May 28, 1929) was an American Major League Baseball player who played shortstop for the Cincinnati Red Stockings/Reds from 1889 to 1890. He then played third base for the Louisville Colonels in 1891.[1] Born in Lexington, Kentucky,[1] it is claimed that his family invented the Kentucky version of the food, "Burgoo".[2] In his short, three year, career, he led the American Association in games played with 141 in 1889, and twice finished in the top five in the league in triples.[3] He finished his career with 331 games played, a .270 batting average, 195 runs scored, 34 doubles, 34 triples, and four home runs. He died at the age of 67 in Cincinnati, Ohio and was cremated.[1]

References

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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